Job Description

Job Number:2017-2922

Various Locations

FTE: 0.000
Hours Per Day: 8.00
Position Type: Continuing

Start Time:
End Time:

Salary: $18.59 - $19.73

Closing Date: Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
completed online application and upload required documents on or before
this date.

Additional Information: This is a split Custodian 2nd shift position located at Shorewood (4 hours) and
Seahurst (4 hours).

This position is open to current HSD employees only.


GROUP: Teamster II LEVEL: Appendix C Custodial Services

: Non-exempt

: 247 HOLIDAYS: 13

SUMMARY: The job of custodian performs custodial duties in the facility assigned to ensure a safe, clean learning

environment for the students in the Highline School District. This position also assumes the responsibility of the

assistant lead custodian when requested. This position may also supervise/work with students who are working

off disciplinary time assigned by the school administrator. This position will also work in any capacity needed to

protect staff, students, and district property in the event of physical or natural emergencies.


Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of Burien, Des Moines,

Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State. Starting in the fall of 2012,

the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining the community’s bold goals

and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline Public Schools is known by

name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.

The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline
students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.

The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and

organizational practices:

- Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students.

- Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-tune
their craft and grow in their profession.

- Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,
families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.

- A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,
excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not
exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also
be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.

- Maintain filters, belts, motors and other operating equipment for the building

- Maintain housekeeping equipment in a clean, good condition

- Lock inside and outside doors, set alarms

- Assist teachers and other staff with reasonable requests

- Coordinate custodial assignments necessary to facilitate building use.

- Perform minor maintenance repairs

- Maintain outside sidewalks and ground area to be clean and presentable

- Clean classrooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, locker rooms, and

work areas.

- Sweep, scrub, wax and polish floors using brooms, mops, powered scrubbing and waxing machines.


- Clean rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture and draperies using vacuum cleaner.

- Dust furniture and equipment

- Clean school kitchen

- Wash walls, ceiling, and woodwork

- Wash windows, door panels, and sills

- Empty wastebaskets

- Transports trash and waste to disposal area

- Replenish bathroom supplies

- Replace light bulbs

Other Functions
- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning

of the work unit and supporting student learning objectives.



High school diploma or GED equivalent

Completion of a 16 hour custodial in-service training or equivalent on-the-job training

Completion of Right-to-Know training

First Aid and CPR certificate

Valid Washington State driver’s license and proof of insurance


Pass a post hire, pre-employment physical assessment test

Criminal background clearance


Good housekeeping practices

Operation of cleaning equipment

Operation of routine yard equipment

Routine maintenance

Material Safety Data Sheets

Modern HVAC systems and controls

Use of computers and related software

School board policies and procedures


Work independently with minimal supervision

Use equipment in a manner consistent with district training

Follow procedures specific to each location assigned

Complete 90% of the cleaning areas rated on the Building and Site Inspection report.

Read and write instructions and do basic math. (Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)

Complete Operation's custodial training program and Right to Know training

Receive, understand and react accurately to verbal instructions

Cooperate and work with the staff and public.

Present a neat and clean appearance

Work in a confined space

Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures


REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Principal, Supervisor of Facilities, Operations Foreman, Lead Custodian,

Assistant Lead Custodian

EVALUATION: This position will be evaluated by the Principal or designee based on performance of duties and


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an

employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made

to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, bend neck, hear, see,

handle, grasp, and reach objects. The employee frequently is required to lift and carry 15 lbs. The employee is

occasionally required to lift and carry 53 lbs. The employee must be able to push a maximum force of 42 lbs and

pull a maximum of 73 lbs. The employee frequently is required to bend/twist at waist, crouching/kneel, stoop,

fine finger manipulation, and talk. The employee is occasionally required to climbing stairs and ladders, working

at heights, balancing. Anything over the weight limits should be done as a two-person lift or with a mechanical


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an

employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be

made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and occasionally works

outdoors, in inclement weather, and near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually

moderate. The employee is expected to properly wear personal protection equipment when provided by the


Transferred to newest format by Human Resources, 2014.01.09
Updated by Human Resources, 2013/02
Revised by Human Resources, 9/2009
Updated by Personnel, June 8, 1993
Revised and Approved June 8, 1984

Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not

intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

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